Firm Profile > Cohen & Gresser LLP > New York , United States

Cohen & Gresser LLP
NEW YORK 10022
United States

Securities litigation - defense Tier 3

In New York, Cohen & Gresser LLP is a smaller firm that punches above its weight in securities litigation and one clients remarks that it is 'fully on a par with, if not better than, its opponents in other firms'. Mark Cohen and Lawrence Gresser lead the practice, in which the partners are 'true litigators, focused and thoughtful - no stone is left unturned'. Together with S Gale Dick, they secured the dismissal of claims against a UK-based former analyst in Och-Ziff Capital Management’s European subsidiary in an SEC matter alleging FCPA and Investment Advisers Act violations. Gresser and Stephen Sinaiko (of whom clients remark that 'he is an expert who is fully committed to, and engaged in, cases and deals with all the issues promptly; he is clever and extremely responsive - a good man to have on your side') represented Airplanes Limited and Airplanes US Trust matters relating to contingent liabilities. C Evan StewartNathaniel Read and Daniel Tabak are also recommended.

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense Tier 4

Recent developments for New York-headquartered boutique Cohen & Gresser LLP include expanding practices in Paris and London, which better enable the group to represent clients in a variety of transatlantic investigations and criminal enforcement matters. Highlights for co-founding partner and practice head Mark Cohen included representing Vanja Baros, a former analyst for Och-Ziff Capital Management's European subsidiary, in a case brought by the SEC charging him with violations of the FCPA and Investment Adviser's Act; Cohen's work led to the dismissal of the entire complaint. Other key individuals include Jonathan AbernethyS Gale Dick and Jason Brown.

General commercial disputes Tier 5

'Sophisticated and independent but collegial and cooperative at the same time’, Cohen & Gresser LLP operates from New York, Washington DC, Seoul and Paris and opened an additional office in London in 2018. Given its footprint, it has impressive cross-border capabilities and is often retained by clients in multi-jurisdictional disputes. The firm has maintained steady growth at both the partner and associate level, with recent hires including Jason Brown from the New York Attorney General’s Office. Lawrence Gresser and Mark Cohen are the firm's co-founders. Melissa Maxman is 'very lucid in her advice’; Nathaniel Read is a 'skilled tactician’; and Daniel Tabak is a 'ferocious advocate’.

Cohen & Gresser is an international law firm with offices in New York, Seoul, Paris, Washington, D.C., and London. The firm represents clients in complex litigation, investigations, and corporate transactions, and its clients include major financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies across a broad spectrum of industries throughout the world. Cohen & Gresser has litigated and negotiated against some of the largest law firms in the world and has an outstanding record of success in high-stakes and high-profile engagements.

Main Areas of Practice: 

Corporate: C&G assists clients in a wide range of corporate matters, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital financing, fund formation, corporate governance, and securities law compliance. The firm’s attorneys represent public companies, early-stage and late-stage private companies, venture capital and private equity funds, hedge funds, and investment banks. C&G attorneys also serve as outside general counsel to a number of privately held companies.

Employment: The firm’s employment attorneys represent employers and executives in a variety of litigation and counseling matters. Its lawyers have significant experience in counseling international clients, employers, and top managers/executives, as well as representing them in litigation relating to various employment and labor-related issues.

Intellectual Property & Technology: Cohen & Gresser handles a wide range of intellectual property and technology matters. The firm’s litigators have experience in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition litigation and advise clients on internet privacy issues, data security, and technology law. Its transactional lawyers protect its clients’ patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, and trade secrets; manage trademark portfolios, and negotiate and draft a wide range of licensing and technology-related agreements.

Litigation & Arbitration: C&G handles major cases in federal and state courts, before government agencies, and in a variety of domestic and international arbitration settings. The firm has substantial experience in antitrust and unfair competition, bankruptcy litigation and counseling, class action defense, commercial litigation, directors and officers litigation, employment, healthcare litigation, partnership disputes, products liability, real estate litigation, and securities law.

Privacy & Data Security: Cohen & Gresser’s global privacy, data protection, and data security attorneys advise clients on a broad range of privacy and data protection matters, including developing and implementing privacy policies and procedures, privacy-related litigation, regulatory investigations, global compliance, cross-border data transfers, website terms and conditions, social media and other new information technologies, cybersecurity and network intrusion issues, and contractual matters involving privacy and security.

Tax: Cohen & Gresser’s tax lawyers work together as an integrated team. The firm’s practice is international in scope and serves a wide and diversified client base, ranging from individuals to multinational corporations. Through a business-oriented approach and core understanding of clients’ transactions, C&G efficiently assists clients in reaching their goals.

Real Estate: C&G’s real estate group regularly advises clients on all aspects of real estate transactions, including issues involving tax, joint venture and operating agreements, mortgage and mezzanine loan financing, construction agreements, intellectual property, and emerging technologies such as blockchain and digital currencies. They also have extensive experience representing clients in real estate disputes, including those involving breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract claims.

White Collar Defense & Regulation: C&G regularly represents clients in a wide variety of investigations, including market manipulation, securities fraud, insider trading, corruption/bribery, money laundering, OFAC, and FCPA investigations. Members of its cross-border team advise on major corporate internal investigations and handle proceedings before and in cooperation with a number of global regulatory bodies, including the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in the U.K.; the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the U.S.; and the French financial market authority (AMF), Banking Authority (ACPR), and financial prosecutor (PNF).

Photo Name Position Profile
 Jonathan Abernethy  photo Jonathan Abernethy
 Jason Brown  photo Jason Brown
 Mark Cohen  photo Mark Cohen
 S Gale Dick  photo S Gale Dick
 Lawrence Gresser  photo Lawrence Gresser
 Nathaniel Read  photo Nathaniel Read
 Stephen Sinaiko  photo Stephen Sinaiko
 C Evan Stewart  photo C Evan Stewart
 Daniel Tabak  photo Daniel Tabak
Number of Partners : 28
Number of Other Fee-Earners : 50
Other Staff : 40
Managing Partner - Global : Lawrence Gresser
Managing Partner - New York : Mark Cohen
Managing Partner - Washington, DC : Melissa Maxman
Other Offices : Seoul
Other Offices : Paris
Other Offices : Washington, DC
Other Offices : London